I would never own one of these devices.
HA HA HA! 😂
I heard an advertisement yesterday for this evil product. The actor said to Alexa - "Alexa, read a bedtime story to Billy." OMFG!
That's just wrong. On the same note, Google has a patent out for an in-home system that uses both audio and video...and can give parenting tips...that's waaaaaaay too much technology for my tastes.
Brief aside - I'm an 'X-Files' fan. Last weeks episode included over the top technology taking revenge on Mulder and Sculley when they failed to tip in a robot diner. Funny / spooky all at once.
I'm an avid reader, always have been. I got hooked on dystopian novels back in Jr. High after reading Animal Farm in English class. I never really thought I'd be living in such a society...yet by some measures, we are, and by others, we're not far off.
No surprise that you are an avid reader.
You are well reasoned, well spoken, well informed.
Dystopian genre scares the hell out me. The last one I read "One Second After", William R. Forstchen. The novel deals with an unexpected electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States as it affects the people living in and around the small American town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. It just got too real for me, I lost sleep!
I'm a Vince Flynn fan with others in that genre.
Thank you, Bud.
EMP attacks are a very real possibility, so I can understand how reading that could be unsettling.
What makes me uncomfortable isn't a single story line, but the odd details from various books/movies that are manifesting in reality.
Damn! I ain't never getting one of those! Reminds me of my ex wife!
Yeah, pretty creep. I've not had any personal experience with one of those things, and have no desire to own one. I have a friend who loves hers though, and even bought them for her great-grandkids.
At first I thought it was just people goofing around, then I found where Amazon admitted it was happening. That would be super creepy to hear for those of us who live alone!
Sure would be.
Some one gave us one as a present. It is unplugged 99.0% of the time, as if that will make a difference. But, the kids love to tell Alexa to fart and she does an excellent job on that. Listening to the kids go wild with laughter is worth that .01 time she is on.
HA HA HA! Yeah, that's worthy.
You couldn't pay me enough to have one of those things in my house.